University | 3:57 am | September 13, 2012 | By The Yale Daily News

Cross Campus: 9.13.12

“Independents,” which premiered at Yale last fall, has had a successful showing at the New York Fringe Festival.
“Independents,” which premiered at Yale last fall, has had a successful showing at the New York Fringe Festival. Photo by Lee Wexler.

Yale Bookstore sex scandal? Regional “sexpert” James Moore of Hartford, the author of a book titled “On Loving Women,” is claiming that the Yale Bookstore cancelled a scheduled appearance next month because New Haven store manager Joseph King found the book “offensive,” the New Haven Register reported. King declined to discuss the matter with the Register, but Moore is speaking out, saying that “‘On Loving Women’ is tamer than Dr. Ruth’s books. It’s tamer than ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ I just feel there’s some kind of bigotry going on. Could it be that I’m a man and my book is for heterosexual men?”

In the Times. “Independents,” a musical with a book by the late Marina Keegan ’12 that debuted on campus last fall, received a positive review in the New York Times earlier this week. “Ms. Keegan, a promising journalist and playwright, died in a car wreck days after graduating from Yale in May. ‘Independents’ stands as her tribute to the vitality, vulnerability and bonhomie of young people,” writes the author. “How fortunate we are to be in the company of these performers, and to cherish Ms. Keegan’s lasting presence in her art.”

What’s the solution? As anti-obesity campaigns and dieting plans thrive in America, a new study from the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity says that the public responds more positively to, well, positive campaigns. Research indicates that campaigns promoting specific health behaviors get a better reaction than those which blame or stigmatize those who are obese.

End of an era. After 26 years leading the University of Connecticut’s storied basketball program, Jim Calhoun will step down Thursday, the New York Times reported. Calhoun has notched 873 victories and joined the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005.

Prodigy on campus. Niu Niu, the 15-year-old piano star, will be on campus Sept. 23 to give a concert featuring famous works of Scarlatti, Beethoven and Liszt. “Piano is much more exciting than Xbox to me,” Niu Niu said in an interview with the Shenzhen Daily.

Changes on Chapel. That parking lot on the corner of Chapel and Howe Streets could turn into a complex of 136 apartments. Stamford-based developer Randy Salvatore pitched his plans to the Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday evening, seeking a zoning exception allowing less parking than required, the New Haven Independent reported.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1965 A Chicago coin dealer is arrested in connection with the theft of $1 million worth of rare coins from Sterling.

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